Making my Cough Control is the one exception and it is something I really enjoy doing.
Collect all Ingredients
I get all my essential oils and Menthol Crystals out take the lid off each one, just to have a wee sniff. Then re-lid while I make sure I have everything. I heat up my oil and wax base, then cool it, and start adding the essential oils one at a time. Always in order, Clove, Camphor, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Wintergreen Essential Oils, and always last Menthol Crystals.
Cough Control Has Strong Smell
Although I can’t smell much by then, if anyone is here they always comment that the house smells amazing. Since I can’t smell it, I always take the lid off the brew pot and let the smell waft out.
With the heat added to all those Oils intensifies them. Oh ye gods, even with the smallest of sniffs; my eyes just about pop out of my head, my head clears instantly. Even if it was ok before that sniff. My eyes get watery and pop back in, then turn heavenwards and in circles in opposite directions. Then settling down to a dopey looking cross-eyed.
The funny thing is each time it happens I stand there like a stunned mullet. A bit of a hurt and surprised look on my face like I didn’t think it would happen this time, it really was just a tiny sniff.
Now standing there with all the sniffy smelly whatever does the smelling in my nose in a cross between cardiac arrest and a coma. I’m not sure what, feelings hurt cause I got sucked in again to sniffing it. I’m wondering if it’s all like woman forgetting the pain of giving birth. Until they are doing it again or me just being thick.
First batch done
Run Out of Cans.
Forgot my Glasses
Did I mess up the recipe?
Out to the kitchen again to put the jug on, the 1st cans I filled were cooled so I sat at a seat I have out there and started putting the lids on tight. I sniffed one of the cans, and there doesn’t seem to be any smell, so like every other time I make Cough Control I have to leave them for house to air out. In this case go to bed and deal with it in the morning, and until my sniffer parts in my nose have un-coma’ed. Just in case, I didn’t do the measurements right, for this the biggest brew I have made of Cough Control.
And to think I started this account, saying I liked making Cough Control… LOL… I actually do enjoy making it, when not actually doing it at the time. I find in life fantasy is always better than reality. Thank goodness for that childbirth like amnesia I was talking about before. Otherwise there would be a lot of only children in the world, and a lot less cough control would be made here. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I just have to stop smelling it in the making.
Getting Cans ready for Orders
In saying that of course, there is nothing like the bliss of labeling the last can of Cough Control. Or wrapping the last of can of a batch in bubble wrap. An even bigger joy, is adding a can to an order. If I’m really lucky, the humbling feeling of reading a review of from someone who has helped them so much. 🙂
End of another Day
I have enough balm I think I will make a 600ml pot, which I generally keep for making an emergency pot when I run out. I might think of a price and put it up for sale, I don’t expect to sell it, but it will be fun having it there. 🙂